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American tenor Thomas Cooley is establishing a worldwide reputation as a singer of versatility, expressiveness, and virtuosity. Equally at home on the concert stage and in the opera house, his repertoire ranges across more than four centuries.
Season highlights in 2010-11 include Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Rizzi), Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Atlanta Symphony (Runnicles) and Cathedral Choral Society, Berlioz Requiem at Carnegie Hall (Spano), Haydn Creation with the Indianapolis Symphony (Boyd) and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (McGegan), Bach St. Matthew Passion in Koln and Saarbrucken, Mozart Requiem (Christophers) and Honneger Le Roi David (Shoenandt) in Amsterdam, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Alabama Symphony (Brown), the title role in Handel's Jephtha and the Saint-Seans Requiem in New York under the baton of Kent Tritle, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra (Vanska) and Baltimore Symphony (Polochik).
Recent recital highlights included performances of works by Monteverdi and Schütz (Berkeley); Britten (Britten Festival, Aldeburgh); Haydn and Beethoven (Göttingen); and Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin with pianist Donald Sulzen.
Mr. Cooley lived in Munich for ten years, four as a member of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, singing featured roles in operas by Mozart and Rossini.
Mr. Cooley’s recent recordings include Handel’s Samson (Göttingen Handel Festival Orchestra/McGegan, Carus); Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus (Deutsche Grammophon); Mozart’s Requiem (Windsbacher Knabenchor, Sony) and Mozart's Mass in C Minor (Handel & Haydn Society/Christophers, Coro Allegro).